"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."

- Samuel Adams

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Conservatism Scorecard

Heritage Action (http://heritageactionscorecard.com/scorecard/index.html#D000327) did a scorecard on conservatism among members of Congress. Heritage Action explains the scorecard thus:

"With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes. Heritage Action’s new legislative scorecard allows Americans to see whether their Members of Congress are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society. The scorecard is comprehensive, covering the full spectrum of conservatism, and includes legislative action on issues both large and small.

Heritage Action’s legislative scorecard isn’t graded on a curve – it is tough and we don’t apologize. After all, we are conservatives, not tenured university professors."

The scorecard grades five (5) bills for Sponsorship and votes on thirty (30) bills.

For a point of reference, Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina was the highest rated at 99%.

Washington’s delegation did not rate quite as well. The highest scorer was Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers with a score of 62%. Sen. Maria Cantwell was the worst with 0% followed closely by Rep. Norm Dicks' 3%. Sen. Patty Murray was only slightly better with a 5% rating and gubernatorial candidate Rep. Jay Inslee received a 10% rating.

In Grays Harbor County, we have the opportunity to “unelect” two of these (assuming Inslee runs for Governor). We must do everything we can to cause this to happen. Failure to do so will only continue to deprive us of our freedom, rights, and, of course, our money.

Below is the link so that you can review the bill selected for the scoring and other results.


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